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Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek? »

Source: Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Volume/Issue: 2006/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão , and Filipa Sa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865110

Keywords: Workweek, coordination, job-sharing, employment, small firms, unemployed, unemployment, firm size, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Legally mandated reductions in the workweek can be either a constraint on individuals' choice or a tool to coordinate individuals' preferences for lower work hours. We confront these two hypotheses by studying the...

Work Absence in Europe

Work Absence in Europe »

Source: Work Absence in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2004/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leo Bonato , and Lusine Lusinyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451859843

Keywords: sickness absence, working time, panel data, benefits, employment, unemployment, unemployed, sickness insurance, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Work absence is an important part of the individual decision on actual working hours. This paper focuses on sickness absence in Europe and develops a stylized model where absence is part of the labor-leisure decisi...

Can Women Save Japan?

Can Women Save Japan? »

Source: Can Women Save Japan?

Volume/Issue: 2012/248

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chad Steinberg , and Masato Nakane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475512922

Keywords: Female Labor Participation, women, policy, workforce, policies, number of children, Labor Economics Policies, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

Japan's potential growth rate is steadily falling with the aging of its population. This paper explores the extent to which raising female labor participation can help slow this trend. Using a cross-country databas...

Does Spousal Labor Smooth Fluctuations in Husbands' Earnings? The Role of Liquidity Constraints

Does Spousal Labor Smooth Fluctuations in Husbands' Earnings? The Role of Liquidity Constraints »

Source: Does Spousal Labor Smooth Fluctuations in Husbands' Earnings? The Role of Liquidity Constraints

Volume/Issue: 2004/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

ISBN: 9781451843873

Keywords: female labor supply, spousal labor participation, consumption smoothing, liquidity constraints, labor supply, labor market, labor force, equation, independent variable, Labor Force and Employment

This paper theoretically and empirically investigates the role of spousal labor in buffering transitory shocks to husbands' earnings. To measure the amount of the shock that spousal labor absorbs, an instrumented c...

How Different Is the Cyclical Behavior of Home Production Across Countries?

How Different Is the Cyclical Behavior of Home Production Across Countries? »

Source: How Different Is the Cyclical Behavior of Home Production Across Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2006/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , and William Blankenau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863062

Keywords: home (non-market), general equilibrium, business cycle, correlations, correlation, time series, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

This paper studies stylized business cycle properties of household production in four industrialized countries (Canada, the United States, Germany, and Japan). We employ a dynamic small open economy business cycle...

How Good Are Ex Ante Program Evaluation Techniques? The Case of School Enrollment in PROGRESA

How Good Are Ex Ante Program Evaluation Techniques? The Case of School Enrollment in PROGRESA »

Source: How Good Are Ex Ante Program Evaluation Techniques? The Case of School Enrollment in PROGRESA

Volume/Issue: 2009/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Bornhorst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873344

Keywords: microsimulation, conditional transfers, demand for schooling, child labor, PROGRESA, schooling, enrollment ratio, school attendance, school enrollment, Time Allocation and Labor Supply

This paper evaluates a microsimulation technique by comparing the simulated outcome of a program with its actual effect. The ex ante evaluation is carried out for a conditional cash transfer program, where poor hou...

The Labor Market Performance of Immigrants in Germany

The Labor Market Performance of Immigrants in Germany »

Source: The Labor Market Performance of Immigrants in Germany

Volume/Issue: 2016/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Beyer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498376112

Keywords: labor market, participation, immigrants, immigrant, immigration, International Migration, Economics of Minorities, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,, Europe, Unemployment

The paper uses a large survey (GSOEP) to analyze the labor market performance of immigrants in Germany. It finds that new immigrant workers earn on average 20 percent less than native workers with otherwise identic...

The Distributive Effects of Land Titleon Labor Supply

The Distributive Effects of Land Titleon Labor Supply »

Source: The Distributive Effects of Land Titleon Labor Supply : Evidence From Brazil

Volume/Issue: 2011/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Moura , Caio Piza , and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455259366

Keywords: land-titling, quantile regression, propensity score, land title, property rights, child labor, labor market, urban poor, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Time Allocation and Labor Supply

This paper studies the effects of property-titling on labor supply. The role of legal ownership security is isolated by comparing the effect that being part of, or excluded from, a land title program in a unique qu...

Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão , and Filipa Sa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865110.001

ISBN: 9781451865110

Keywords: Workweek, coordination, job-sharing, employment, small firms, unemployed, unemployment, firm size, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Legally mandated reductions in the workweek can be either a constraint on individuals' choice or a tool to coordinate individuals' preferences for lower work hours. We confront these two hypotheses by studying the...

Work Absence in Europe

Work Absence in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2004/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leo Bonato , and Lusine Lusinyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859843.001

ISBN: 9781451859843

Keywords: sickness absence, working time, panel data, benefits, employment, unemployment, unemployed, sickness insurance, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Work absence is an important part of the individual decision on actual working hours. This paper focuses on sickness absence in Europe and develops a stylized model where absence is part of the labor-leisure decisi...